Category Archives for Boomers

Cecelia Nadal & David Campbell: Encore.org’s Purpose Prize

Encore.org is preparing to honor the encore careers of social entrepreneurs and activists over 60 at next week’s Encore 2014 Conference: Building an Encore Nation in Tempe, AZ. Through recognizing these Boomer pioneers, I believe we will begin to define a better sense of what our generation is capable of in the coming decades, and, […]

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Glenn Cox – Mountie to Inventor

There are usually two inspirations for a great career reinvention: 1) The Epiphany, where a brilliant idea appears seemingly out of nowhere in our consciousness (and if we’re smart, we’ll write it down and figure out a way to make it happen), or 2) The Inspiration, where we meet or listen to someone, or witness […]

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Don Stark – Pharma Consultant & Environmentalist

Career reinventions in and past mid-life are successful when they reflect authentic passions, commitments, concerns and issues. At this point in our lives and careers, we need to acknowledge who we are, what we’re good at, and what kind of legacy we want to leave. But this does not mean that we have to necessarily […]

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Jim Milligan – 3M Exec to Olive Oil Purveyor

Jim Milligan might well be considered the Howard Schultz of olive oil. Like Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, it was on his business trips to Europe, and Italy in particular, that Milligan became enraptured by the quality and variety of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and the practice of offering customers the option […]

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Shifra Raz & Benny Rubinstein – A 5-Year Backpack Adventure

Shifra Raz, 68, and Benny Rubinstein, 70, seem like just another happily retired couple living in Santa Monica, CA. Shifra was a teacher for much of her career, while Benny was trained as an engineer and worked as a project manager in the Southern California aerospace industry. Both Israeli immigrants to the U.S., they met […]

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Louisa Hellegers – Publishing Exec to Non-Profits & Beyond

For Boomers who have spent their career mostly in one or two jobs within the same industry, the prospect of flipping to a new career after so many years can be beyond daunting. It is inspiring when we discover Boomer compatriots who demonstrate that setting an intention, coupled with a sense of purpose, can make […]

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David Levine – From Options Trader to Senior Care Provider

Many Boomers who are well into their 50s and working in well-established careers fear that there is an end in sight to their long-held and once-secure positions. Those of us in this situation are who Emilio Pardo, President of AARP’s Life Reimagined Project calls the “working worried.” But there are more and more stories about […]

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Jerry Byrne – Engineer to Almost-Politician to Innkeeper

Career reinvention is a messy business. It is usually not a one-step transition. Sometimes, it can take a few pivots to work out the kinks and make the necessary mistakes to find one’s true calling. What we think we want to do, or should do, may not necessarily be the best thing for us to […]

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Lynn Gray – Campus Recruiting Consultant

“Recruiting is my livelihood, and my passion.” This simple and powerful statement summarizes Lynn Zuckerman Gray’s bio on the website for her business, Campus Scout (www.gocampusscout.com) a service that connects corporate hiring managers to talented millennial-generation job candidates, and represents employers on college campuses nationwide.

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